DU halls reopen today after hiatus of 18 months

2021-10-06 07:07:20 BdST

2024-05-18 12:54:04 BdST

Published: 2021-10-06 07:07:20 BdST


DU Live: Dhaka University authorities are likely to reopen its dormitories for first, second, and third-year students on October 10. In-person classes and exams are likely to resume from October 16 after a long closure for the Covid pandemic.

The recommendations came from a Provost Standing Committee meeting with DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Aktheruzzaman in the chair on Tuesday evening.

The decision will be finalized at the university's next academic council meeting. The students who have received at least one of the coronavirus jabs will be allowed to enter their respective halls from 8 am on October 10.

Voter registration centres will be set up at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of the university to provide National Identity Cards to the students.

The students who do not have NIDs can get their cards through registration at the centre. DU pro-vice-chancellor (Academic)  Prof Dr ASM Maksud Kamal said, "The Provost Standing Committee recommended allowing all vaccinated students to the halls from  October 10."

"The committee also recommended resumption of in-person exams and classes from 16 October," he added.

"To avoid session jam, the university will reduce holidays. Classes and exams will be held every day excluding Fridays," the professor said.

Earlier in the day, final year students of both masters and honour's programmes, who received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, started entering their respective halls from around 8 am.

The students were allowed inside the halls after they showed their vaccine certificates and valid ID cards.

Dhaka, 05 October (campuslive24.com)//BSC


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